Stacking the Shelves: 07.08.2012

Stacking the Shelves

07.08.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

My husband has kept silent about the books that are piling up in neat stacks along our staircase, but I’ve noticed the looks. The looks of confusion mixed with frustration and dismay. My husband’s a little worried about our bank account and the explosion of my book budget that has gone schizophrenic. But, he’s also worried he might have to build another bookshelf. We already own seven…I think…or eight…and now, there’s the staircase.

So, in fairness, I have to admit today’s stack is actually a haul over two weeks. That’s good right? That’s self-control (and trying to appease your concerned husband).

Here’s my haul for the past two weeks:

Books for review from publishers:

Thank you to Able Muse Press for providing me with a media review copy of the book.

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Thank you to Random House of Canada for providing me with new books for review.

Books I bought (in secret):

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Midnight Never Come is about faeries so I’m especially looking forward to reading it. And I plan to mark up The Ultimate Guide to Wild Flowers in North America with flower meanings like the main character in The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh!

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And as a treat, I bought myself a mammoth “Mug of Coffee.” Its size is equivalent to that of a swimming pool.

Books that fell from the sky from my lucky stars:

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A special thank you to Dreamonus for picking my name out of a lottery for an ARC of Beneath the Shadows and to Melanie from A Year of Jubilee Reviews for the book, One Thousand  Gifts!

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Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishers for my audio book win of Love Lifted Me via their online contest on Twitter!

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What did you lug home this week?

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4 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves: 07.08.2012”

  1. My fiance feels the same way. He claims that the books stacked up next to my bed are a fire hazard and an invitation to bed bugs. But he doesn’t understand they’re only there till I read them, which I will do eventually!

    1. Yes, at the rate we’re going, I either have to stop buying books—or start looking for a bigger house! Happy hunting and reading. Good luck with that pile. 😀

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